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Reproduction: One Goal, Two Methods
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In this lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students learn about the advantages and disadvantages of the two basic forms of reproduction for the living things that practice them.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
Leon Lowenstein Foundation
Walmart Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
11/17/2010
The Facts About Concussions
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In this lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students explore brain injuries called concussions: what they are, how they occur, the challenges in diagnosing them, and ways to protect yourself from them.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
Walmart Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
07/05/2011
Common Core Implementation Workbook
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Achieve and the U.S. Education Delivery Institute have developed a practical Common Core Implementation Workbook for all states in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC).

The workbook uses a proven performance management methodology known as “delivery” to lay out clear action steps for states and districts. It provides relevant information, case stories of good practice, key questions and hands-on exercises for leadership teams to complete together. Regardless of your state's timeline, the workbook offers state and district leaders the means to plan for the CCSS and then drive successful implementation.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Achieve and U.S. Education Delivery Institute
OER Commons
Provider Set:
Common Core Reference Collection
Date Added:
05/16/2012
Tiktaalik: A Fish Out of Water
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In this lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students learn that transitional fossils provide scientists with evidence to establish how major animal groups are related to one another.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
Leon Lowenstein Foundation
Walmart Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
11/17/2010
Powering Your Body with Exercise
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In this lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students learn about the positive effects that exercise has on the body and some activities they can do to improve their health.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
Walmart Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
07/20/2011
Nutrition: What Your Body Needs
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In this lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students examine the nutritional content of different foods and learn about the health benefits and risks associated with the food choices they make.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Life Science
Nutrition
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
Walmart Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
07/21/2011
Forces of Gravity and Air Resistance
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In this lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students learn how the forces of gravity and air resistance affect the motion of falling objects.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
Walmart Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
09/19/2011
Bowhead Whaling and Its Impact
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This interactive activity, adapted from material provided by the ECHO partners, explores the history of whaling in the Arctic and introduces a landmark study of whale populations.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
Education through Cultural and Historical Organizations
U.S. Department of Education
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
02/12/2007
Snake Jaws: Connecting Structure and Function
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In this lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students learn how animals' physical characteristics, such as jaw structure, are directly related to the function they perform when the animal interacts with its environment.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
Leon Lowenstein Foundation
Walmart Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
11/17/2010
An Assistive Artistic Device
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Students design and develop a useful assistive device for people challenged by fine motor skill development who cannot grasp and control objects. In the process of designing prototype devices, they learn about the engineering design process and how to use it to solve problems. After an introduction about the effects of disabilities and the importance of hand and finger dexterity, student pairs research, brainstorm, plan, budget, compare, select, prototype, test, evaluate and modify their design ideas to create devices that enable a student to hold and use a small paintbrush or crayon. The design challenge includes clearly identified criteria and constraints, to which teams rate their competing design solutions. Prototype testing includes independent evaluations by three classmates, after which students redesign to make improvements. To conclude, teams make one-slide presentations to the class to recap their design projects. This activity incorporates a 3D modeling and 3D printing component as students generate prototypes of their designs. However, if no 3D printer is available, the project can be modified to use traditional and/or simpler fabrication processes and basic materials.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Kristen Billiar
Terri Camesano
Thomas Oliva
Date Added:
02/07/2017
Using the 3Rs to Help the Environment
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In this lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students examine our growing waste problem and learn about strategies we can use to lessen the strain on our landfills and Earth's natural resources: reduce, reuse, recycle.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
Walmart Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
08/29/2011
Solving a Public Health Problem
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In this lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students study a disease outbreak and the investigation that followed to understand the role that public health workers play in protecting the communities they serve.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
Walmart Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
07/07/2011
Energy Transfer in a Roller Coaster
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In this lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students examine energy forms in moving objects and discover how changes from one form to another move cars through a roller coaster ride.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
Walmart Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
09/28/2011
Surviving Winter
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In this lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students learn about the varied physical and behavioral adaptations that animals rely on to help them survive changing environmental conditions, such as the arrival of winter.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
Leon Lowenstein Foundation
Walmart Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
11/17/2010
From Sketch Pad to Launch Pad
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From da Vinci's flying machine sketched out in his notebook to the sketch, model and final fruition of the Atlantis Space Shuttle, these resources show mankind's innovative drive and fascination with air and space flight.

Subject:
Applied Science
Career and Technical Education
Education
English Language Arts
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Deborah Rowland
Date Added:
01/21/2018
Florida's Everglades: The River of Grass
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In this lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students learn about the unique environment of southern Florida's Everglades and gain insights into the interrelatedness of living things, nonliving things, and climate.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
Leon Lowenstein Foundation
Walmart Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
11/17/2010
Newton's Third Law: Action–Reaction
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In this lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, an early astronaut's experiences teach students that Newton's third law of motion—for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction—applies both on Earth and in outer space.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
Leon Lowenstein Foundation
Walmart Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
11/17/2010